We all have our favourite sports, and our favourite sport moments that make the highlight reels.
However, what if you could judge how boring or exciting a game was, simply by analysing the in-play implied percentages for each team or outcome?
This is what is promised by a new site, Gambletron2000.com.
Here is the graph of the recent Champions League game between Man United and Bayern Munich. You can see how dramatic the betting market responds to a goal- the implied probability for a Man United win spikes sharply upwards when Vidic scored, then sharply back down when Bayern equalised. The game ends a 1-1 draw, as you can see the implied chance for either team scoring trended towards 0% as the 90 minutes approached. The fixture between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona finishing in a similar fashion:
There could be interesting opportunities for profit when analysing games like this.
Read the full article on how the “hotness” algorithm works (ranking the game for excitement) here.
This is a cool project I came across.
You can use your raspberry pi to report your IP address as being in a different country, for a specific domain.
You could use it to use the US Netflix catalog from outside the US for example, not that I’d condone doing that! Or BBC iPlayer from outside the UK, Comedy Central from outside the US, evade the ridiculous Youtube restrictions in Germany and so on.
I love this video. It’s by a hedge fund manager called Ray Dalio, and it’s a simplified framework that he uses to guide his investment decisions.
Fansinating stuff, and beautifully presented too.
Frank Caliendo does a great impression of both George Bush and Bill Clinton
A follow up video. Skip to about 2:00 in…
Warning: not for the easily offended 😉
Bill O’Reilly is a right wing nut on TV in the states. Some genius decided to add a bassline and turned it into a dance remix…enjoy
This is from the same guy as the previous video. It’s a remix of when Christian Bale went crazy at a guy on the set of Terminator Salvation.